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Hazel Fox Ward, 101, widow of Judge Don A. Ward, died Friday, Nov. 22, in Versailles. A Knox County native, she was a daughter of the late James Phillip and Rachel Detherage Fox. She formerly lived in Barbourville, Hazard and Lexington. She graduated from the Barbourville City Schools, married in 1935 and attended beauty school. She operated a beauty shop until 1954 in Hazard and was active in the Hazard community. She had voted in every primary and general election since 1935. She had been a PTA member for over 30 years, a lifelong Baptist active in Hazard First Baptist, served on the Board of Directors of the Bobby Davis Library, and was active and past president of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. In the early 60’s, she was named Library Administrator for the Perry County Public Library until retirement in 1976. She became an active member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church. Her last five years were spent at Daisy Hill Assisted Living in Versailles. She is survived by two sons, J. Steve (Carol) Ward, Versailles; and Sam (Pam) M. Ward, Louisville; eight grandsons, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Don Fox Ward, Richard C. Ward and Karen G. Ward; and 11 siblings. Services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Allen officiating. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the funeral home. Because of her love of books and interest in literacy, memorial contributions are suggested to the Hazard Independent Schools Library Fund, 705 Main St., Hazard, Ky. 41701 or to a charity of choice.

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